HBCU Rankings 2017

Spelman College was ranked No. 1 among the best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) by 2017 U.S. News & World Report, followed by Howard University in 2nd place and Hampton University in 3rd place.

North Carolina Central University was named the third-highest rated public HBCU in the country and the second-highest among North Carolina HBCUs among the 72 HBCUs in the 2017 rankings of best Historically Black Colleges and Universities issued by U.S. News & World Report. The University was also ranked among 105 universities considered the Best Regional Universities in the South and was the ninth highest-ranked university in North Carolina.

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) was ranked the 18th best historically black college and university in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report. The 2017 ranking is an improvement from last year’s ranking of 19th.

Xavier University of Louisiana was ranked No. 6 among HBCUs in the 2017 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group. Among all U.S. colleges and universities, U.S. News ranked Xavier 27th out of 140 schools in its grouping of the “Best Regional Colleges – South”.